who am I?
I'm a postdoctoral fellow working with Michael C. Frank and the Language and Cognition Lab at Stanford University. I'm primarily interested in two main questions: how we know what things are and how we learn what things are. Because when we open our eyes, we don’t see “a blooming, buzzing confusion:” we see tables, chairs, computers, books, and cups. How does the mind accomplish this feat? And how do we learn what is—and what isn't—a cup? To make progress on these questions, I combine primarily behavioral and computational methods in infants, children, and adults.
Before moving to Stanford, I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, where I worked with George Alvarez, Talia Konkle, and Susan Carey in the Harvard Vision Lab and the Laboratory for Developmental Studies.